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Freeview Light on the Seaham (County Durham, England) transmitter

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sa_gmapsGoogle mapsa_bingBing mapsa_gearthGoogle Earthsa_gps54.830,-1.376 or 54°49'47"N 1°22'33"Wsa_postcodeSR7 8LB

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The symbol shows the location of the Seaham (County Durham, England) transmitter which serves 6,700 homes. The bright green areas shown where the signal from this transmitter is strong, dark green areas are poorer signals. Those parts shown in yellow may have interference on the same frequency from other masts.

This transmitter has no current reported problems

The BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Seaham (County Durham, England) transmitter.

Choose from three options: ■ List by multiplex ■ List by channel number ■ List by channel name

Which Freeview channels does the Seaham transmitter broadcast?

If you have any kind of Freeview fault, follow this Freeview reset procedure first.

Digital television services are broadcast on a multiplexes (or Mux) where many stations occupy a single broadcast frequency, as shown below.

MuxH/VFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 V max
C44 (658.0MHz)150mDTG-3100W
Channel icons
1 BBC One North East and Cumbria, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 120 CBBC, 121 CBeebies, 130 BBC News, 131 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC Red Button 1, plus 16 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C47 (682.0MHz)150mDTG-3100W
Channel icons
3 ITV (Tyne Tees), 4 Channel 4 North ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 13 Channel 4 +1 North ads, 14 More4, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 28 E4, 33 ITV +1 (Tyne Tees),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C41 (634.0MHz)150mDTG-6100W
Channel icons
45 Film4 +1, 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (ITV Granada), 104 Channel 4 HD North ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 123 CBBC HD,



DTG-3 64QAM 8K 2/3 24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-6 256QAM 32KE 2/3 40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 0 Freeview channels?


The Seaham (County Durham, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: .

If you want to watch these channels, your aerial must point to one of the 80 Full service Freeview transmitters. For more information see the will there ever be more services on the Freeview Light transmitters? page.

Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Seaham transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Look North (Newcastle) 1.6m homes 6.0%
from Newcastle NE99 2NE, 22km northwest
to BBC North East and Cumbria region - 70 masts.
regional news image
ITV Tyne Tees News 1.4m homes 5.4%
from Gateshead NE11 9SZ, 24km northwest
to ITV Tyne Tees region - 47 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with Border

How will the Seaham (County Durham, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

years1984-971997-981998-20122012-132013-182013-18
aerial groupB EB EB EB E KB E KB E K
C41ITVITVITVBBCBBBCBBBCB
C44BBC2BBC2BBC2BBCABBCABBCA
C47C4C4C4D3+4D3+4D3+4
700C51BBC1BBC1BBC1

orange background for multiplexes names more
green background for transmission frequencies
lilac background for power levels in watts
800MHz band: 4G mobile started in 2013
700MHz band: 4G from 30 June 2020more
600MHz band: new or moved digital TV services more
Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W
Italics for analogue, digital switchover was Wednesdays 12th September and 26th September 2012.

How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?

BBCA, D3+4, BBCB 100W
Analogue 1-4(-2.3dB) 59W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Pontop Pike transmitter area

Jan 1959-Feb 2004Tyne Tees Television
Feb 2004-Dec 2014ITV plc
Feb 1983-Dec 1992TV-am•
Jan 1993-Sep 2010GMTV•
Sep 2010-Dec 2014ITV Daybreak•
• Breakfast ◊ Weekends ♦ Friday night and weekends † Weekdays only. Seaham was not an original Channel 3 VHF 405-line mast: the historical information shown is the details of the company responsible for the transmitter when it began transmitting Channel 3.

Comments
Thursday, 12 May 2016
Transmitter engineering
5:31 AM

SEAHAM transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Off Air from 08:18 on 10 May to 11:30 on 10 May, HD Digital TV Off Air from 02:46 on 08 May to 04:45 on 08 May. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 114,784 posts Owner Owner xx
Friday, 13 May 2016
Transmitter engineering
5:31 AM

SEAHAM transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Off Air from 08:18 on 10 May to 11:30 on 10 May. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 114,784 posts Owner Owner xx
Tuesday, 7 June 2016
Transmitter engineering
2:32 PM

SEAHAM transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Off Air from 13:29 today to 13:30 today. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 114,784 posts Owner Owner xx
Thursday, 22 September 2016
Transmitter engineering
5:32 PM

SEAHAM transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 15:08 today to 15:18 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 15:08 today to 15:18 today. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 114,784 posts Owner Owner xx
Friday, 23 September 2016
Transmitter engineering
5:31 AM

SEAHAM transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 15:08 yesterday to 15:18 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 15:08 yesterday to 15:18 yesterday. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 114,784 posts Owner Owner xx
Saturday, 24 September 2016
Transmitter engineering
5:31 AM

SEAHAM transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 15:08 on 22 Sep to 15:18 on 22 Sep, HD Digital TV Off Air from 15:08 on 22 Sep to 15:18 on 22 Sep. [BBC]

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